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Juarez Grenade Attack Caught On Tape; Attack Comes 2 Weeks After Bomb Blast

Mexican federal police officers were attacked with a grenade on Sunday, nearly two weeks after Mexican federal police were attacked with a car bomb.

According to El Diario, several journalists were present during the grenade attack on Sunday. It was not immediately clear what the extent of the injuries were from the grenade explosion. Watch video of the shootout and grenade attack .

Before the grenade attack, the Mexican federal police officers were attacked by gunmen in an SUV in Northern Juarez.

One officer was killed and another three were injured in the shooting.

The gunmen got away, but the officers were later able to find an abandoned SUV that was reportedly used in the attack.

When officers were searching the vehicle for evidence, a group of gunmen inside another SUV drove up threw a grenade at them and then opened fire.

No word yet on the extend of their injuries.

The cartel car bomb that blew up on July 15 sent shockwaves that reached beyond Ciudad Juarez

But as the drug war continues to rage, some border crossers are standing their ground and hoping for peace.

Dozens of people file through the border checkpoints to go to and come back from Juarez.

Raymundo Herrera is not one of them.

?Yeah, I used to go over there, but it?s been two years since I?ve gone over there,? Herrera said. ?I?ve got my wife over there but I just speak to her on the phone.?

Herrera said he doesn?t go over to Juarez because of the threat of violence that can occur at any time and any place.

Violence, such as the car bomb that killed three people in Downtown Juarez and shattered any lingering sense of security in an already fragile city.

According to ABC-7?s newspartners at Channel 44 in Juarez, 262 people were killed in Juarez in July. That averages to about eight murders a day.

Still, several border crossers said their ties to Juarez are stronger than their safety concerns.

?Our lives need to keep going,? Alejandra Valles said. ?I was born there, I fell in love over there, I learned how to read in that city. It’s my city”

Diana Vegas said she won?t stop visiting Juarez because she still has family over there.

Commuters said the ever-present danger is just part of everyday life now.

“I guess they’re used to it already so I mean all this that’s going on is nothing new,? Angela said.

American authorities are taking heed of recent terror threats and taking precautions. The U.S. Consulate in Ciudad has been closed since Friday. It will remain closed until they finish a security review of the building.

Related Links:Link:Full Mexico Travel WarningVideo:Link:Los Angeles Times Mexico Drug War Special Project

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